Methinks the wool continues to be pulled over our eyes. Despite the constant barrage, noting how unorganized, inept, and un-businesslike the Grateful Dead has always been, the money trail speaks for itself. This tribe of geriatric buffoons is still out there and still playing the PT Barnum on us. Only difference is all the suckers born every minute in the last 50 years are still getting on the bus. (And the geezers are still gathered round the water cooler.) Guilty.
Dead & Company Fall Tour & New Year's Eve Run
10/29 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
10/31 - New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/1 - New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
11/6 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/10 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
12/27 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12/28 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill...
Methinks thou doth protest just the right amount.
Of course, I see our embracing of the Americana aspect of their canon as an indicator of how open, tolerant and receptive we were at the time, how PC diversity awareness wasn't something that had to be learned in a corporate seminar, as we practiced it at ever DEAD show, and so on and so forth (sorry if I am making you sick to your stomach w this self congratulatory blather)...
So, yes, I do like to think that we embraced what Jerry and the...
"If I have to tell you, you wouldn't understand."
WT, methinks the AARP members hereabouts have a greater feel for how this thread of a "soundtrack" is inexplicably woven into the fabric of our lives. Not only as a cultural soundtrack, but a biographical one. It's not just that it holds meaning for us, but also a presence within us. It is not ephemeral, but constant.
With that kind of meaning, it renders the trivial, well, trivial. We discuss and disagree, simply because...
I hope you can stick around, HS. Without you, the Classic TV section would become quite barren, not unlike the proverbial "vast wasteland" of which Newton Minow* once spoke.
* Minow said for example: "When television is good, nothing — not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers — nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse." The last part could refer especially to today's reality television, methinks.
I ran into a die-hard head over shots and beers the other night, and we immediately got past the whining and cheezing over the Fuck-Thee-Well shows and into some prognosticating. The predictions are, methinks, well founded...and fun!
1. Newtons Law. What goes up, must come down. Right now, at this moment, time is on the side of the Stub Hub scalpers. They can hold their price. But with every tic-toc of the clock, time grows shorter, and with it, the possibility of getting stuck with a...
That IS tasty. The bass was my fav, but methinks the dobro
just took 1st chair imho. They are all so freakin good.
Totally off topic~ I finally got around to watching that
Rickover the other week. Interesting. I didn't like the
re-creation scenes, but by the middle I realized it had to
be done, so I went with the flow. I was really hoping for
something way more informative in the way of numbers/figures
and such about the subs themselves. It was more about that
SOB, which was cool. Did...
What memo did I miss that authorized you to answer anything on my behalf? Methinks you presume too much...ah, what the hell, go ahead and take all you want.
My folks are still in the Portland, ME area and are seriously rethinking their retirement plan at this point. My mother isn't very tall and the drifts outside their front door are taller than her.
On the flip side, down here in the compound we are anticipating a particularly brutal summer.
Good question; I suppose my take on "it" is that the "bus" has a number of sections or compartments...thus, if one is fully on board, I suppose that might have meant touring, seeing shows, listening all the time otherwise, and more or less making the lives of your loved ones a living Hell given how you just NEVER shut the shit up about the DEAD, right?
But, after Jerry's passing, most of us "purists" would maintain that seeing them was no longer a requirement, eh?...
As I have droned on about prior, I stopped in 82, so this would be a real change for me...
I do actually have the funds, and the time (summer especially), but to be honest, these old bones don't travel well, and so it would take something REALLY big (or small...grand child sized) to entice me thru security and on a 737...seriously.
The only band I'd plop down $200 bucks and experience a three day ordeal for??? Original CREAM I suppose; that's about it...12/29/68 methinks as well
Methinks the Touchies call that tailgating. "Da (Dancing)Bears"
Maybe they ought have it at Wrigley Field in lieu of a Cubs game. They could bring back Harry Caray to fill in for Donna. Dam he was a fine singer.
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I have to stand w SDH hereabouts; I have been defending "comprise" as "to include" rather than as a synonym of "compose", since 1973 (while Monte was recording...I was reading Strunk and White, where this tragic faux pa was outlined in detail...ahem).
Seriously, the next thing you know, "data" will be both plural and, DARE I SAY IT???!, singular.
It already happened...bastards!
Hang tough, SDH! Resist the inclination; fight the good fight!...
No haven't; I was only drawing the humor/tragic connection between the low success rate discussed previously hereabouts, the fact that the typical 12 step is "religious", and the suggestion the latter could help w "too much religion"...
A triple play, methinks? Regardless of your take on it all (I for one, dearly hope the success rate goes UP, and soon, no matter WHAT method you adopt!), it seemed funny, in a tragic sort of way...
Happy late birthday to a smart, ornery, world-changing person of the 60s -- Gloria Steinem, who still rocks at 80.
So I'm bringing out some Glorias, of course. (What, you thought Jack Straw? Loose Lucy? Methinks not.)
Melk Weg comes on like a freight train. I like the Miller version; you can really hear the bass (even on crappy laptop speakers):
If you haven't heard this one (or even if you have), I think the best way to...
Not sure, but the ol Irishman might be suggesting that if we viewed it as such, then we'd declare "war on it!", and perhaps approach it differently...?
On the other hand, our "war on drugs", "war on terror", haven't gone according to plan, whereas the undeclared "war on education" has been a bit more "successful", methinks(the outcome of the religious right taking some power; unstated as such, but clear in action).
I was getting ready to send the same footage. F-ing
hilarious. What is the next state??? I would go with NY
or ORE. AZ ond OH are under dictation, so I don't see it
happening anytime soon. But it certainly is nice to see the ball (bowl) rolling. Mayne NM? I donno. They need to tighten up on the drunk drivers there before legal weed
I think BD's point might--might--have been that the folks we elect are often not so much elected by "us" per se, as by $$, and the folks that control that, to which the elected "officials" are beholding to, are pretty obviously about on par with the royalty of jolly ol England ~ 200 BP.
Methinks, anyhoo; but, your pt stands, and any comparison of the two times as somehow parallel are absurd.
I will say that what you do have to appreciate about the times (200 yr BP) is...
Yes, I think so...classic timeline, if true. Rats.
Another of those events that strike a bit too close to home; but, I will say one that stands in stark contrast?
The small comfort I take in knowing you were reading along this thread...having been laid up for the past week (the correlation between my level of immobility and posting efforts is 0.98, methinks), ck'ing in here more frequently, I accept the Forum has changed dramatically over the yrs we've been showing up (you and I started that...
Like craven, for some reason this is extremely entertaining (the image it conjures). And, as everyone knows by now, yea, for the record? Yes, I think it is in part because I think of "our" delicate little Rose in "that" way (no you drooling idiot, craven; not THAT way, but 'that' way...as in 'IT' vs 'it', methinks). Simply, that she represents the fairer Forumite relative to the rest of us prehominoid sorts of XY oddness (currently consumed by others of our ilk whacking...
Pretty well put Sir William:
But methinks its mountains out of mole hills.
Wanted ~ "enough already"
(turn speakers down)
enjoy some food: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPvH1vSYXCg
Now turn speakers UP:
Bottom line~ no wonder CLIFF left. I miss him :(
Hmm, methinks you need a little help w your statistics...allow me.
Seriously; I think you make a valid pt that Rich can be abusive, but it's NOT many--in fact, it's because it's a consistent few that it stands out so clearly. He's been called to task on it by them, and by others, including me, but in the end, the one big difference is Rich does post a DEAD related post now and again, and though generally it's about some lame ass 80s show that he attended, w his overwhelming, Skobud like...
Yeah, I am of the mind that they basically would have imploded because they wouldn't have been able to "make" the appropriate decision...ie, fire him and Bob (har, har) and move on...well, it's a hypothesis of mine, anyhoo.
Seriously. Classic Jerry/DEAD--unable to make the move that is necessary, they would have just spiralled down, down, and out.
If you think of the 72-74 explorations of the DEAD as not for Pig, imagine his response to 75-77!?! Methinks this turtle suite is just...
'I had the right to remain silent....... but I didn't
have the ability" ~ Ron White
Thx for the rec.
Gonna have to wait til a proper Hi-Fi (post-work) with this one methinks. These comp speakers just might blow up into flames.
Does the AZ state patrol take PAYPAL? Good luck with the
involuntary 'conjugal visit'.
They call me tater salad...
Yeah, reading it over, this totally flubs w early era stuff. STrangely, I think most of us here could do much better with it, but the author represents the lesser known (to us) variety of latter-era heads I am always wondering about (methinks).
EG, StSt--voted most popular repeatedly, but is that only here and at deadhook? IE, those that really got "it" as opposed to those that only faked "it"? (by defn, those that came later couldn't have gotten "it", if you...
Maybe a certain someone on the left...
I think I recognize both folks on either side of her as well, esp. the lady on her right.
Oh no! Domestic dispute!~ D. totally disagrees. Hair not red enough & too tall. I still think the dress is a dead (sorry) giveaway. D. rec. both folks on either side of her as well and the tall guy in blue on the right. She was dancing with them at that show (and most shows) so maybe she gets the benefit of the doubt. Are you in the photo v?
Methinks the XX contributors hereabouts now realize how utterly harmless I am...nonetheless, a Rob sighting could lead us spiraling off in every which way, eh?
;)...right back at ya ...
On a diff note, assume u saw the sad news bout bryanE? One of the nice guts here...
Thats funny stuff AR. Quite acute per usual for you.
But you forgot the fact that even after a sex change, womens
feet are shorter so that they can stand closer to the sink.
Did the doctors factor that in? Methinks not.
Some say thats why god made them that way...
jokes my friend...jokes. I like your take on it though
Theory, even (snaggle puss voice)
I had a better feeling than you. The use of really archaic soundscapes for the intros on Duquesne Whistle and Soon After Midnight (is that Mono, excepting the Vox?) really adds a great dimension to his already quite cluttered toolbox. But, backtracking a bit to respond to your comparisons:
Bob's command of music theory has, since "Love and Theft", clearly exceeded anything he had going on in the early days. That's not to say the songs are 'Better' of course, but he's simply got a...
Thou dost protest too much, methinks.
It's not a campaign of hatred. I don't know the man. He certainly doesn't need my assistance to look like a jackass. I think that was a Freudian slip on your part.
However, as someone who does a LOT of volunteer work in my community, I tend to side with the staff who volunteers over impatient and rude individuals.
Now go home and take a laxative. You write as if you need an enema, dude.
Well, Jerry clearly wasn't a fan of Reagan. At the very end, from about 21:29:
Brent: Last thing before we close, do you have a message for America?
Jerry: Um, ah, take care of yourself, everybody stay calm -- um, for god's sake, don't vote for actors anymore.
On the flip side, Barlow was an active Republican for some time; I think he was instrumental in Cheney's early election, in fact. His thoughts on the matter are quite a bit...
Hey, if I had to apologize for every screw-up of mine hereabouts, there wouldn't be room for anything else, ya know?
Hell, if Rob hadn't given me back my password, I shant have been able to chime in today...no one noticed (or were too over-joyed to post about it methinks?) that I haven't posted for days due to misbehavior of some sort (well, it sounds reasonable...? Nah, only skies would've gone for that).
Probably feels like months, eh? Women posting safely, youngsters unafraid of...
Dude you forgot about the trust-a-farians who with the help of Bob-o-Wier and Princess Leshia tried to encase Jerrys Solo into a block of pure Thick Air and what's more if it weren't for O'BK3pio and his band of Jedi Wookies there would be no way one could touch your head to your hippy during a Death Star into Corrina jam, methinks.
Just sayin is all.
Thanks. Fun watching Bobby trying to be a "rock star" during Mississippi Half Step. He musta taken dance lessons, and watched Pete Townsend some more after that show.
Methinks he could be charged with dancing while spun
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Methinks there may not be a statue of limitations on that event. It seems to have huge hairy legs as the media would say.
E- And that would be personal, not personnel in the thread title. Nothing like misspelling thread titles to make you feel stupid.
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Methinks thou dost protest too much.
My reply to your original post was in no way a personal attack on you, nor was it supportive of Richard Nixon. I quoted him for the irony that even after he has been dead for 17 years, people are still kicking him around. And even after I was attacked, I have attempted to, as they say, "take the high road".
Though I am sorry you find me to be a "whiny contemptible person", I can assure you I will lose no sleep over the situation. ...
Methinks it's neither Mtn Girl nor Donna. Based on my many--er, make that 5--photos of MG, and 74-79 experience with DG.
I won't bore you with lengthy explanations of my multivariate statistical analysis that was used to draw this conclusion, but suffice it to say it carries all of the weight and and is based on all of the strong inference methods that I use in all of my definitive posts hereabouts.
But, that's all I got--really just a knee jerk assessment.
"However, methinks (!) that you want the attention because it fills a void in your otherwise meaningless existence..."
it's not that i really want the attention, i just don't mind it. i understand that my conduct and attitude is going to prompt a fair amount of attention. it's always been that way. i'm opinionated, i stand up for myself, and aren't afraid to speak my mind. this is bound to bring some amount of attention and controversy, and i'm used to it, and perfectly fine with it...
Or perhaps Cliff has posted here for many years and has taken the time to give very detailed ratings of shows, using the Robert Parker wine scale methodology, [http://www.erobertparker.com/info/legend.asp], as well as numerous top 10 lists and other breakdowns (check out his Europe 72 posts), so that he has gained credibility with many because when it comes to the GD it's obvious that he knows what the fuck he is talking about and doesn't post just to post and draw attention to himself. Also,...
Any time I can bring a little light into you dark and dank life, I am happy.
I too have Travels spinning for the first time in a while. I love rediscovering the classics. Methinks its time to take some time off from the boys. With the whole 72 release I've been devoting a little too much time on them. This may be the perfect nudge to give others some time.
You got that right; anyone that recognized so early on that "extinction happens, deal with it", and that if you stick to your guns, you can be condemned, rectified, and finally deified, well, you've seen how that's worked out for me hereabouts...
"Saint William Tell"; hmmm, abit too much redundancy methinks.
For a change of subject, contemplate this 9 ft tall barrel cactus while considering his teachings...
hmm, methinks i have to disagree; for example, i can listen to a band or piece of music and absolutely find it unappealing, but even if i loathe it, i can still (if applicable) recognize the quality of the musicianship and give a nod of respect if the talent is there; the same i cannot say for comedy; if i don't find it funny/amusing/comedic, nothing is left for me to quantify; gallagher is a case in point, i have never even slightly found him funny, and most (98% at least) so-called hollywood...
Apropos of nothing, but eliciting "just exactly perfect" fantasy first sets. Only criteria was to get it all to fit on one CD (80 mins.) Your criteria may differ, as obviously would song choices/shows. But here's mine, and it's pretty sweet, methinks:
Jack Straw 10/29/77
They Love Each Other 5/19/77
Cumberland Blues 4/8/72
Scarlet Begonias>Fire on the Mountain 5/21/77
Playin' in the Band 5/11/72
Venue: Tie: Red Rocks/Alpine Valley
"FUBAR"? Ye of military associations methinks--laughed out loud, almost, thinking of you saying this on a regular basis. At work? Just around the kids?
I will say that having used BoR at wakes, the slower, very sentimental version by Robert his-self Hunter, solo, in which the lyrics are easily understood by "non heads", is better in such settings, as the DEAD version, great as it is, is a bit too upbeat (to be played toward the end, when everyone is well into the...
Yeah, he was most active during the breaks, and often stopped as he started playing, whether finished or not...he did sometimes stick it in the neck of the guitar, like you see so many do, but rarely did he or those guys end up being able to retrieve it during the song, IMHO. And, he didn't seem to go for the corner of the mouth dangle approach either.
BTW, I think you might want to re-examine your post (re: "boobs") as it was posted under the "wrong" poster, methinks? A...
"All of which shows us either how many AUD tapes were made back in the day that were never traded or circulated, or how many liars there are out there...."
Methinks it's the latter. Give it up, Kochman. You did not see the Dead in 1971, much less tape them. You weren't even alive. There's no shame in having seen your first show in 1994. What exactly is it that drives you to spin this web of lies?
This is too funny ... I want one! (OK, not at $6500.)
Pretty neat stuff, and certainly varied ...
Now for Mickey ... Hmmm, harder to see, but there's a bunch on the Weir Gallery link. Methinks someone's been taking lessons in between meetings of the Smithsonian board and all. Darned overachiever.
Bill in a strange mood ...
Btw, here's a lone example of some work by Jerry that I think is oversaturated, etc. Help, he's using a synthesizer! I still like the sense of line,...
Ah, time for a DEAD related post, methinks...have to do something productive now and again, eh?
Having been there for many of these, my thought @ the time was how diff they were from 71, the only ones I'd known, and now, how diff from 68 & 69 that I love dearly...I always assumed it was a combo of Jer & tempo, overall...ie, his guitar tone & lack of frenetic energy.
When I read posts of this sort, I wonder if you two don't see it that way...? IE, do u view the songs as...
IE, by extension, my poor taste in all such matters allows the slim chance that I are a good persona. I am defn "gratis".
Etheral, and sublime; methinks. Poor speller though.
How did this transition to third person self analysis?
"The vocals may be slightly faint on this recording"
Methinks, you did not have Donna's contribution at the 2:15 mark in Playin' in mind when you wrote that. She sounds downright baby-labor angry.
I choose not to believe you because you are obviously lying.
Let's take a look at your second-ever post here as "Jacky Hughes," Rob.
Here it is: "Methinks, someones been doing too much lurking at the lost sailor's pub by the looks of it Dennis."
If that isn't a Rob Kochman post, then I'm Lenny Hart. Anyone who ever visited your now-dead website can see that, Rob.
What is it that you expect to gain from all of...
Wait a minute, Toots; were you the one that commented on "methinks" so long ago and its use hereabouts? Either way, if you really use that term in such a context, I think that's a highly amusing aspect of how this place has crept into your life (unless you weren't, and you did use that word commonly before arriving here...I, on the other hand, defn use that word now much more than before). Any of that make sense?
I would say the biggest indication of how this placed has impacted my...
So your using it as sheer torture? Nice.
When faced with a "he/she got more" budding tantrum, I only have to say, "Why, methinks, that reminds me of a parable Jesus told about a vineyard and its workers," and all thoughts of fairness turn to escaping my parable-ating.
Columbia, MD is around 100 miles south of Hershey, PA, and again you drive through some beautiful country getting to Columbia. You really don't even have to touch the Beltway too much. (I don't know if Maryland Staties are still the same.) With a Saturday off in between Hershey and Merriweather, and so few miles to drive, I wonder what folks did? Too many Civil War sites around for me to resist. The venue is located in Symphony Woods, which I think is a cool name. What was not cool is when in...
"better than Marshall Tucker's original"
methinks you may be "One Toke Over The Line" Mando
but the Iron Horse cover is very good and I thank you for the link...'cept now I'm gonna hafta find me some moah
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"The 'methinks' quote is a steal from Shakespeare and references past forum history, you silly fucker."
Doesn't make it any less pretentious though, daft lad.
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The 'methinks' quote is a steal from Shakespeare and references past forum history, you silly fucker.
And I'm not the Rob skobud is referring to - do us all a favour and engage what passes for your higher thought processes before hitting send on your manufactured outrage, you posturing poltroon.
Well, as those of you that were "there" (one of those moments you'll never forget, eh?) when I pseudo-retired can attest, this was the last DEAD item I purchased, but never got around to...til this past week while on a Road Trip of a different sort, with one son that loves the acoustic DEAD, that noticed this was "new" and "unused" on the Wall of DEAD. So, we listened all the way thru for the first time. His view and mine:
Somewhat disappointed. Sound...
Lets not get started on the whole "methinks" thing again.
As for Strangelove, that should be required viewing for any student of recent American (or even World) History. Incredible social commentary on the times.
Insightful are you, indeed...appear it could; mirrrumph, myruph, yes...classics.
Mine or I help you not.
"Methinks" is right up his alley...and this is just too easy to feel quite comfortable with it all. I asked kids about LawofArab, and none had seen it (class of 20 somethings). Much less DrStrgeLv....I think I will assign them for biological homework.
Methinks i should change my name to c0sm1c0 just for you and Saducimus. altho I don't want to confuse my cat.
When I said ACK! I was actually thinking of those big brained Martians talked in the movie MARS ATTACKS.
Did you ever hear of the Berkeley Barb newspaper, or was that before your time? I used to read it for laughs and shudders in the mid-70s.
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Except for Cassidy. And Space.
Theme set list, eh? Then methinks it was really a Furthur show.
(Furthur in Asia! Finally! But that would make it MY dream ... )
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methinks Monte is more paranoid than a Greenpeace activist worried about being seen at a sushi bar.
(never read more doom-and-gloom posts from one forum member than his. oh well - entertaining reading at times, kinda like oh-um-oh-whatever's)
Ha--well, if elected, my platform will be one of strict regulation of the flow of "information" (termed used loosely) starting with posters that have conversations with themselves (I am confident after scanning the above that this is almost certainly what's going on, eh? When no one else bothers, "point/counter point" all on your own is a nice time waster methinks).
Nonetheless, given the backlash (oh brother) this will induce, I think that security will have to be even...
Yeah, but I knew he was talking about me...if I am anything, it's redundant. Comes from teaching, methinks: best lecture plan is to tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them what you want to tell them, then remind them of what you told them, all within 41 minutes or less.
Notice I how many times I inserted "Tell" in the above? Is that a subtle marketing ploy or what?
With that thread title Methinks nothing ( directly ) to do with the GD .
The vid is mislabeled . It is the Laird on his estate with a kindly assortment of fellow players . None however from his renown JT .
Are you kidding? You won't scare anyone away methinks; why, there have any been threads about Nyquist frequencies (Noise Collector, of course, was involved!), which I had to learn about while analyzing various animal calls and such, back in the days of the Analogic Waveform Analyzer, which was "must have piece of equipment for acoustic analysis of the animal kingdom, costing ~ $15k, in 1979 when I (well, the university) got my first one...of course NOW, a simple program like Canary...
Here you go:
Gotta scroll down to find my first entry, and then HFlow, Rob, and SDH all chime in (at my defense, I think? Yeah for the Forum Tag Team, rah, rah. etc., etc.). It was actually an extended debate over the defn of "melodrama" which shortly became a word almost as popular as "methinks" round these parts. Doesn't have the same appeal, of course...